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Restaurant du Vieux-Lausanne et Bar Giraf

rue Pierre-Viret 6, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
+41 21 323 53 90
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tournedos” (3 reviews)
“herring” (2 reviews)
“gravlax” (2 reviews)
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French, Swiss, European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
rue Pierre-Viret 6, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
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1 - 10 of 46 reviews

Reviewed 16 July 2017

We accidentally found this gem in Lausanne. Although we did not have a reservation and the restaurant was very busy the owner accommodated us on Saturday night. Service was impeccable, the wine menu comprehensive and organized by country and region, ambiance is enhanced with the...More

Thank Henry H
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Always nice to stop in an unknown location and have such a pleasant surprise! Excellent welcome and service as well as delicious selection of food. I had the Vitello tonnato and the burger, both very good choices. Looking around, all dishes looked great!

Thank Max Z
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We visited with friends while staying in Lausanne and found it to offer up nice local food, friendly enough staff and in a good location. The place was not too noisy either. I would definately return and do recommend this restaurant to others.

1  Thank Paul I
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Nice local food, friendly staff, good selection of wines. As an addition very cozy and with a nice touch. Price range in the evening is o.k.; somewhere between mid-range and fine dining experience. Certainly a place to revisit next time being in Lausanne.

Thank Laedine
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

In town with colleagues and we happened to pass by. Decided to give it a go. Glad we did. Highly recommend the aquavit and herring as a starter. I am not a fan of herring typically, but these two paired were great. The rest of...More

Thank raleighguy02
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

I went here with a few co-workers from the Netherlands and the US. We stumbled across the restaurant by chance. The owner took very good care of us! He made amazing recommendations! The food was the best we had the entire week we were in...More

Thank Chris A
Reviewed 9 February 2017

You will not really find a typical swiss, but rather french cuisine here. The atmosphere is really nice, food prices are a bit higher. I recommend any tartar - they are fantastic! You can go through restaurant to Giraf bar, where we had some good...More

1  Thank Viki C
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Always a nice experience, easy going and nice staff, swiss traditional cuisine, prices can be a bit on the expensive side but nothing too shocking. Good wine list and good food, decoration is the very typical swiss restaurant you'd expect.

Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

This used to be my go to restaurant for most occasions. I have recommended it to all my friends and family living in or visiting Lausanne. Initially, I was intrigued by its rustic and cozy decor. Later, capitvated but, its food and attitude of its...More

Thank Annie A
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Nice Swedish traditional dishes! If you are also looking for Brasserie style dishes, you found your spot! Salads are delicious, as well as their coquelet. Very cute terrasse in summer, and they also have an amazing "Table d'hotes" for big groups, one of the nicest...More

Thank Camille A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 51
French, Swiss, European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue Pierre-Viret 6, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 323 53 90
  • E-mail
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